The island of Fuerteventura, as its name indicates, is characterized by strong winds that affect it. The geographical position (subtropical) and morphology of the island give rise to a very mild and almost desert climate; winters with spring temperatures (average temperature of 20 degrees) and hot and sunny summers (average temperature of 27 degrees). Along the coast, rainfall is usually less than 200 millimetres per year, most of which falls from March to October.
In the internal areas of Fuerteventura, the promontories reach a height of 600-700 meters; therefore, as they lack the natural barriers to stop and condense air currents and winds, the rains are infrequent.
The island, as mentioned above, is particularly exposed to trade winds, which blow constantly throughout the year, especially in the afternoon; for this reason Fuerteventura is very appreciated by lovers of windsurfing, kitesurfing and other sports, also for events and competitions or wind related activities (International Kite Festival).
The waves generated are particularly popular with surfers.
Fuerteventura is also affected by the "Calima"phenomenon: the warm wind from the African deserts, which can sometimes (due to the suspended sand) reduce visibility and cause an abnormal rise in temperatures.
The sun shines and the sky is clear most of the year, especially in the period from May to September.
Weather forecasts are below, which affect specific locations on a weekly basis.